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The digital age is also a surveillance age. Today, computerized systems protect and manage our everyday life; the increasing number of surveillance cameras in public places, the computerized loyalty systems of the retail sector, geo-localized smart–phone applications, or smart traffic and navigation systems. Surveillance is nothing fundamentally new, and yet more and more questions are being asked:  • Who monitors whom, and how and why?  • How do surveillance techniques affect socio-spatial practices and relationships?  • How do they shape the fabrics of our cities, our mobilities, the spaces of the everyday?  • And what are the implications in terms of border control and the exercise of political power? Surveillance and Space responds to these modern questions by exploring the complex and varied interactions between ...

Surveillance and the Everyday
Surveillance and the Everyday

In its popular understanding, surveillance evokes a rather negatively connoted register of associations, implying a form and finality of control that relates to policing, punishment and repression (Klauser and Albrechtslund, 2014). This book moves beyond such a narrow perception of the term. It does so in the tradition of the field of surveillance studies (Lyon, 2002; Haggerty and Ericson, 2006a; Ball, Haggerty and Lyon, 2012), which has in recent years highlighted the vast range of objectives, agents, technologies and practices of IT-mediated forms and formats of systematic attention. One of the main, albeit not universally accepted (Fuchs, 2011), claims in the field is that a merely negative and policing-related understanding of surveillance ignores the extent to which ...

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